Looking to invest in your overall well-being and health? Incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine is an excellent way to start. Here are three healthy habits that we highly recommend you invest in for a happier and healthier life.
There is a Zen Proverb “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day – unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour”.
This has never been more prevalent than in todays’ society where the need to make time for stillness and quiet is essential among the busyness of our daily lives. Meditation has been used for centuries to promote inner peace, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall mental health. It can also improve your focus, memory, and creativity. Consistently taking just a few minutes each day to meditate, will positively benefit your health and wellbeing.
Your meditation experience can be enhanced by diffusing oils, burning aromatherapy candles or incense. In particular, the calming properties of Sandalwood help to lower levels of stress and anxiety. According to traditional Chinese medicine, when inhaled through the respiratory system, Sandalwood enhances the flow and depth of breath, allowing for a physiologically calming space, thereby rebalancing our emotions, mind, and physical body.
Why not try burning our natural Sandalwood Incense Sticks with your next practice, to help promote a calm and stable state of mind.
2. Walking in Nature
Spending time outside in nature is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. Walking is a low-impact exercise that can help to improve your cardiovascular health, increase energy levels, and help reduce stress. When you combine walking, with nature the benefits are even greater. Breathing fresh air increases oxygen levels within the body, which helps to facilitate the release of serotonin, promoting happiness and improving mood. The increased oxygen also improves circulation and aids digestion.
Try eating our Sandalwood Nuts as an after-walk snack. Eating nuts after a walk can be a great refuelling option as they provide a good balance of healthy fats, protein, and fibre.
3. Getting a Good Night Sleep
Getting enough sleep is essential for good health. Sleep plays a vital role in both physical and mental health, and not getting enough of it can lead to a range of health problems. Sleep helps the body to physically recover and repair, it supports healthy brain function and boosts immune function. Getting a good night’s sleep can also improve memory, reduce stress levels, and improve mood.
The use of Sandalwood can help prepare you for a restful night sleep, by creating a soothing, calming environment. The burning of candles or the diffusing of oil before going to bed can be hugely beneficial to improving the quality of your sleep. Discover more about how Sandalwood aids in sleep on our previous blog article here. Check out our full range of Aromatherapy products here.